Low End Performance

Often when I speak of favoring low end performance from my S4 this viewpoint is met with questions about why I wouldn’t just downshift to keep the car in a powerband.

To determine where I operate the car most often during typical driving I logged rpm during a typical drive and created the histogram below to show at what RPM I most often find myself, and why I’d select a turbo that has a strength in this region.

RPM Histogram for a typical drive
RPM Histogram

Since I spend the majority of time at a lower rpm I prefer to have a setup that will respond favorably while in this region.